Don’t miss great summer events
Published: Monday, April 30, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012 00:04
The summer concert season is right around the corner, and fans of every music genre should be excited.
Whether you are looking to start a mosh pit or drum circle, there’s something for everyone.
May 30 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers will be performing at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The veteran rock group is touring heavily this summer, giving fans an opportunity to catch their set at multiple festivals and arenas nationwide. Check www.ticketmaster.com for available seating.
June 7-10 – The annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., is definitely one of the biggest and best of the summer. The line-up includes: Radiohead, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phish, The Beach Boys and The Avett Brothers. Tickets are available at www.bonnaroo.com.
June 28-July 1 – The Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Mich. Even though this festival is quite a drive away from the Morgantown area, the lineup and scheduled events are enough incentives to make the trip. Headliners include: The String Cheese Incident (three shows), Bassnector and STS9 (two shows). Festival-goers are at ease with a shuttle to a nearby water park, available showers and a lake in which they can cool down and take a swim. General admission tickets (camping is included) are on sale for $242.50 plus ticket fees at http://electricforestfestival.com.
July 3 – Roger Waters, the mind behind legendary Pink Floyd, will be performing his masterpiece "The Wall" nation wide and will be making a nearby stop at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Check www.ticketmaster.com for information on ticket availability.
July 19-22 – Even though the All Good Music and Arts Festival has moved to Thornville, Ohio, it is still within reach. This year’s lineup doesn’t fail to impress with headlining acts such as The Allman Brother’s Band, Phil Lesh and Friends, and The Flaming Lips. General admission tickets are priced at $189 (camping included) and are available at www.allgoodfestival.com.
July 28 – Metal fans can rejoice as The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will make its way to The First Niagara Pavillion in Burgettstown, Pa. Headliners include: Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead and Anthrax. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
Aug. 3-5 – For those willing to make the drive to Chicago for the Lollapalooza Festival, they will surely not be disappointed. Headliners include: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys, Black Sabbath and Jack White. General admission tickets are on sale for $95 a day (three days total) and are available at www.lollapalooza.com.
Sept. 21-23 – Deluna Fest is a great end to the summer. Festival-goers are able to soak up the sun on Florida’s beautiful Pensacola Beach and see some of the greatest bands performing today. Headliners include: Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Florence and the Machine. Tickets are on sale and available at www.delunafest.com. Advanced tickets are still available for $159.95; regular general admission tickets are $199.95.
These are just a sample of concerts and festivals for the 2012 summer. Don’t miss out on some of the best musical performances around. Get up, get out there and get loud.